The Y Club Before and After School Enrichment Program provides a high quality, safe, convenient, recreational childcare environment for children regardless of ability.
The Y Club incorporates nine defined components as a way to intentionally foster holistic youth development through a range of activities focused on helping youth achieve, build relationships and feel like they belong, all while having fun! Open communication and collaboration with the school regarding your child’s behavior and individual needs will be ongoing.
- To provide quality care for children, regardless of socio/economic background
- To support and strengthen the family unit
- To help children develop to their fullest potential
- To deliver the program in a positive Y environment of safety, support and care.
- To ensure and enforce a zero tolerance policy regarding Child Abuse and Neglect
Y afterschool programs foster each child's cognitive, social-emotional and physical development through opportunities and experiences which focus on achievement, relationships, and belonging.
The planning of each activity is offered in a physically and emotionally safe environment consistent with evidence-based principles of youth development: each child is encouraged to develop at his or her own unique rate by encouraging skill development and frequent leadership opportunities.
"Knowing my child is safe before/after school has been paramount. I think it has also encouraged my child to be more physically active than she would be at home"
"Great staff and I love that it's onsite at our son's school as well as the variety of activities/healthy snacks that are offered."
"I appreciate having time to complete homework, having positive relationships with caring adults, having time to play with her friends in a safe and supportive environment."
The non-refundable, non-transferable registration fee must be paid to hold your space.
Reserve a spot with a non-refundable deposit, and submit necessary forms for 3rd party payments or financial assistance.
To guarantee attendance on the first day of school, you must register at least two weeks prior to that date. Registration is first come, first served and space is limited. To comply with state licensing regulations, additional enrollment forms are required.
Please note that children will not be able to attend child care programs until written or verbal confirmation is received from the YMCA.
Before and After School cares follows the school inclement weather schedule. If school dismisses early due to inclement weather, the Y Club will not be available at the school or at the South City Y. Please check the South City Family YMCA for branch closing information.
The Gateway Region YMCA Parent Handbook will assist you in understanding the philosophy, policies, and procedures of our Child Care Programs. Please read the handbook carefully and retain it for future reference.
5031 Potomac St
St. Louis, MO 63139
Our Y Club program at Kennard Classical Junior Academy offers before and after school care for ages 5 - 12 weekdays following the Saint Louis Public School District calendar.
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